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Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa


Saturday, June 15, 2019
10:30 am
Christ the King Catholic Church
5711 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa


Private Family Graveside


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Mary Russo Mary Jane Russo, 90, passed away June 11, 2019 at Bishop Drumm Care Center surrounded by her family.

Mary was born May 13, 1929 in Des Moines to Edward and Jennie (Fucaloro) Trento. Mary worked as a reconciler at Hawkeye Bank Corp. and later retired from Deluxe Printing. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and Italian American Women of Iowa. Mary enjoyed ceramics, cake decorating, working on puzzles and framing them, baking Italian cookies, having holiday gatherings and Sunday pasta lunches. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Mary is survived by her children, Charles (Debbie) Russo, Edward Russo, Teresa (Karey) Russo-Dyer and Rose Russo; grandchildren, Charles (Jackie) Russo, Chandler (Molly) Russo, Jessica (Jason) Rasmussen, Daniella (Tony) Jensen, Robert (Taylor) Daniels, Anthony (Tricia) Vaughn, Madison (Alberto) Munoz, and Nina Russo; and 12 ½ great-grandchildren; aunt, Joan Fucaloro; nephews, Bobby (Lori) Caluzzi and John Moore; and a host of extended family and dear friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Russo; parents; sister, Phyllis (Nello) Caluzzi; and niece, Cathy Moore

The family will greet friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. following visitation at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th Street followed by luncheon also at the church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Christ the King Catholic Church or Bishop Drumm Care Center in memory of Mary.

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